Quantification of water-content of simulated nuclear waste glasses using nuclear reaction measurements

S. K. Sundaram, S. Thevuthasan

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Abstract

Water content of glasses is an important factor in glass manufacture. In the case of slurry-fed processing of waste glass melters, the water content of waste glasses may change the waste form properties significantly. A reliable, non-contact and quantitative measurement technique, with a spatial resolution of about 2-mm was used to determine the concentration of dissolved water molecules in simulated nuclear waste glasses. The 19F resonant reaction was used. The 1H ( 19F, αγ) 16O reaction requires a resonance energy that is available by use of a 6.471 MeV 19F beam. A series of ten segments of slurry-fed, joule-heated, research-scale melter tests were conducted to determine the redox effects on processing of various feeds. Representative glass samples were collected at the middle of each segment. Their hydrogen contents were measured. The hydrogen content was correlated to the feed processing and redox of the glasses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Pages353-358
Number of pages6
Volume556
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting - Symposium 'Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXII' - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 30 Nov 19984 Dec 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting - Symposium 'Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXII'
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period30/11/984/12/98

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Radioactive Waste
Nuclear reactions
Radioactive wastes
Water content
Glass
Hydrogen
Glass manufacture
Processing
Molecules
Water

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Sundaram, S. K., & Thevuthasan, S. (1999). Quantification of water-content of simulated nuclear waste glasses using nuclear reaction measurements. In Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 556, pp. 353-358). Materials Research Society.

Quantification of water-content of simulated nuclear waste glasses using nuclear reaction measurements. / Sundaram, S. K.; Thevuthasan, S.

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. Vol. 556 Materials Research Society, 1999. p. 353-358.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sundaram, SK & Thevuthasan, S 1999, Quantification of water-content of simulated nuclear waste glasses using nuclear reaction measurements. in Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. vol. 556, Materials Research Society, pp. 353-358, Proceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting - Symposium 'Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXII', Boston, MA, USA, 30/11/98.
Sundaram SK, Thevuthasan S. Quantification of water-content of simulated nuclear waste glasses using nuclear reaction measurements. In Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. Vol. 556. Materials Research Society. 1999. p. 353-358
Sundaram, S. K. ; Thevuthasan, S. / Quantification of water-content of simulated nuclear waste glasses using nuclear reaction measurements. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. Vol. 556 Materials Research Society, 1999. pp. 353-358
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